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Poster: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan Date: Nov 20, 2008 1:44pm
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: using recordings in film legally

On the flip side, there are films which are under copyright in the US yet are public domain in the UK. This is very confusing and even *I* can't explain it!

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Poster: rgs_uk Date: Nov 20, 2008 1:56pm
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: using recordings in film legally

I suppose the copyright owner could make a work public domain in one country but retain the copyright for another country. I haven't heard of an example of that though.

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Poster: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan Date: Nov 20, 2008 1:58pm
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: using recordings in film legally

But the film in question is a block-buster that made oodles of money. It was released in 1956 and some for reason several PD companies have released it on DVD in the UK. Maybe they are trying to see if the UK's laws can be changed?

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Poster: rgs_uk Date: Nov 20, 2008 1:56pm
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: using recordings in film legally

I suppose the copyright owner could make a work public domain in one country but retain the copyright for another country. I haven't heard of an example of that though.